Valencia vs Barcelona
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Saturday, 25 January 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Estadio de Mestalla.
Barcelona made light work of this foe when the two sides met in the reverse fixture three months ago. With Valencia winless here in h2h encounters for over a decade, count on the visitors to add more insult to injury this week.
Valencia vs Barcelona Head to head (h2h)
- Their last clash witnessed Barcelona thrash Valencia with a 5-2 win.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in each of their past five meetings.
- Four of their previous five games have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
- The final scores have been tied thrice in their last ten matchups.
- Barcelona have registered the win eight times in their past fifteen encounters. (W-8, D-5, L-2)
Valencia vs Barcelona Prediction
Valencia returned to losing ways last week on the road after the struggling Mallorca pulled off a stunning 4-1 victory. The hosts hardly made an impact in that latter game, and surprisingly finished the ninety minutes with just one measly shot on target.
As of now, the home team are sitting seventh on the ladder, twelve points shy of their foes for the weekend.
Meanwhile, Barcelona took down Granada with a 1-0 scoreline in their most recent matchup, taking their unbeaten streak in the La Liga to nine games on the trot. It is also worth mentioning that the Catalans have been coping well in their recent outings.
Impressively, they have not admitted defeat in any of their last five trips on the road in all competitions. Furthermore, Barcelona have not been at the losing end in any of their previous fourteen visits to this stadium.
In sharp contrast, Valencia, although undefeated at home this season, have dropped points in half of their last ten fixtures here. Taking into account the visitors made no mistake in securing the bragging rights in the reverse clash as well, count on Barcelona to settle for nothing less than the win this weekend.
In addition, the guests have scored fifteen goals on the road so far, which is just one less than the highest tally in the cluster. On the other hand, Valencia have not been shy in getting their names on the scoresheet either, and have racked up sixteen goals in front of the home crowd.
As such, expect goals to be in abundance come Saturday.
Valencia vs Barcelona Betting tips
Barcelona to win @ 1.60 (3/5)
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.50 (1/2).